The ‘Livity Sound’ sound has really come into its own since it started as an outlet for Pev, Kowton and Asusu’s work back in 2011, and their latest plate, a duo of tracks from Pev & Kowton, reflects that. Sounding more confident and open to new permutations of sound and (probably) new machines, ‘Signal 3’ is brittle, creating a melody out of a delay whilst ‘Low Strobe’ flexes more low-end, relying on the brutish bass for effect.
Scantraxx have brought so many amazing acts through the ranks over the years, starting with Headhunterz and Wildstylez followed a few years later by another generation with Atmozfears and Audiotricz. It's now time to bring another generation through, headed by French duo Pherato. They deliver their second release on the label, which is a sure-fire anthem featuring an outstanding catchy melody with a simple male vocal snippet. We predict big things for these guys, so keep your eyes on them in 2015.
This is loud, fast and intensely hard. From the very first drop this track screams neuro, putting its deep stabs and cutting breaks in the spotlight, but saving some room for some dark, techy influences.
Super8 & Tab hand the reins to fellow Finn Yotto for a remix of their trance stomper ‘Rubicon’, and he proves once again he knows how to turn out those edgy reworks. Dark yet uplifting, there’s a perfect fusion of techno, groove and melody here, starting off deep before taking us into the chorus. Tech house delightfully masquerading as trance.